Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes



Some quick chocolate cup cakes! It’s a very simple recipe, easy to put together, and tastes great. Made these for a small dinner party and served it with chocolate sauce and a scoop of ice cream. Sent the remaining to D’s office. Everyone loved it. I didn't frost it as it would become heavy and make us heavier too :P


Here’s the recipe…

Chocolate Cupcakes

Preparation Time: 10 min
Baking Time: 20-25 min
Makes: 12

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 1 ¼ cups
Unsweetened cocoa - ¼ cup
Baking Soda - ½ tsp
Salt - ¼ tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Vegetable Oil - ½ cup
Egg - 1 Large
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Hot water - ¾ cup
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners.
  • In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa and sift a couple of times
  • In another bowl, combine vegetable oil and egg. Whisk to combine.
  • Add vanilla extract and stir.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients to the wet part by part followed by adding the hot water and mix well.
  • This batter is very thin and is of pourable consistency.
  • Pour into the paper lines cups, filling almost till the top.
  • Bake for 22 - 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean
Notes:
  • I got about 16 cup cakes. Since I don’t have a muffin tray here, I used stronger paper cups as is. And was afraid if the cups will deform too much if filled full, so filled about 3/4th and they baked fine.
  • They were done in about 22 min. May take slightly longer if filling full
 Source: Versatile Kitchen, again!

8 comments:

  1. Cupcakes looks damn addictive and super moist.

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  2. Sumana,
    I am feeling proud of you. You are taking full advantage of your free time and the full sized oven. I am sure by the time you go back home, Deepak will have to make sure he gets you a bigger oven or you will stay back where you are right now. And I see you have started shopping for props too. You have come halfway, come off to U.S. It will be fun.

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    1. He he he... Thank you, Champa! All thanks to ur recipes :) When i bake something new, Deepak asks 'Is this from Champa or Rowjee (meaning Suma?' I'm loving baking! And my grocery shopping never ends without visiting the baking ing/equipment section :)

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  3. The cakes look so decadent and inviting

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  4. They look brilliant... do you have an eggless version?

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    1. Thanks Sup! Yes, you can use this one - http://sumscuisine.blogspot.se/2011/12/eggless-chocolate-walnut-cake.html without the topping. Works great as cup cakes too. My most fav and hit eggless cake recipe.. Love it because it is not too heavy as a condensed milk version. Try it out.. you'll like it.

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